Sedo Reports $2 Million in DOmain Name Sales, Led By CustomFit.com at $21,000

Sedo has just sent in their weekly sales report. CustomFit.com was the highest reported domain name sale at $21,000.

HIghlights also include Leasing.co.uk leading the ccTLD category at $9,999 and Ekspres.net, leading the “Other” category at $5,500.

Other notable domain name sales include :

.COM

secondamendment.com     10,000     USD
pepcart.com     9,999     USD
mypingo.com     7,500     USD
ixcapital.com     7,500     USD
higea.com     7,000     USD
roofdecking.com     6,995     USD
lynks.com     6,000     USD
illustris.com     5,000     EUR
adwap.com     5,000     USD
re-display.com     5,000     USD
spata.com     4,500     GBP
socialminer.com     4,000     USD
krontech.com     3,999     USD
tismart.com     3,900     EUR
immofacile.com     3,900     EUR
bovalto.com     3,888     USD
driver-guide.com     3,800     EUR
pipz.com     3,780     USD
happysmoking.com     3,500     USD
nanozen.com     3,500     EUR
baseballforever.com     3,199     USD
socialwear.com     3,000     USD
pescaria.com     3,000     EUR
jobable.com     3,000     USD
ecoffee.com     2,999     USD
wearablepros.com     2,980     USD
legaltender.com     2,873     USD
prsnl.com     2,750     EUR
emlakkurdu.com     2,650     EUR
ladyproducts.com     2,500     USD
eventevent.com     2,500     USD

ccTLDs

cashpoint.nl     9,000     EUR
mygift.de     4,000     EUR
tuabogado.es     3,000     EUR
pinnacle.us     3,000     USD
fsc.fr     3,000     EUR
glamorous.de     2,899     EUR
kuba.eu     2,700     EUR
autositzbezüge.de     2,501     EUR
center.to     2,500     USD
3.gp     2,500     EUR
7.gp     2,500     EUR
team.ly     2,500     USD
spotlight.ly     2,400     USD
canary.de     2,200     EUR
greenstreet.com.au     2,000     USD
videogame.me     2,000     USD
rocknroller.de     2,000     USD
state.ma     2,000     USD
barcelo.cn     10,000     EUR
bestbaby.de     3,900     EUR
iii.co     3,000     USD

Other

jgu.net     4,800     USD
01.biz     4,400     GBP
recover.org     4,000     USD
smallchange.org     3,430     USD
bin.net     3,377     USD
aandelen.info     3,000     EUR
rrr.club     3,000     USD
icos.net     2,500     EUR
prolec.net     2,500     USD
globalcare.org     2,500     USD
ecoffee.net     2,499     USD
ehotel.net     2,377     USD
ddd.club     2,010     USD
jjj.club     2,000     USD
vvv.club     2,000     USD

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Highest Reported Domain Name Sales on February 15th,2016

MMOO.com was the highest reported domain name sale on February 15th,2016. The domain name changed hands for $6,000.

According to namebio.com, there were 266 domain name sales on February 15th,2016, totalling $160,313.

Here are the highest reported domain name sales on February 15th,2016 :

mmoo.com     $6,000     NameJet
kchomes.com     $5,250     DropCatch
viability.com     $5,100     DropCatch
rokinc.com     $4,310     BuyDomains
92696.com     $3,700     NameJet
gzf.net     $3,530     NameJet
dkz.net     $3,421     NameJet
ghostwriting.com     $3,383     GoDaddy
qxm.net     $3,343     NameJet
qwl.net     $3,305     NameJet
heaterwarehouse.com     $3,300     BuyDomains
yogalifestyles.com     $3,285     BuyDomains
equitylenders.com     $2,900     NameJet
canary.de     $2,469     Sedo
zhexiang.com     $2,180     DropCatch
xtxc.com     $2,050     Flippa
cwz.cc     $2,015     GoDaddy
chicsmart.com     $1,944     BuyDomains
1851.net     $1,932     NameJet
sid.net     $1,875     GoDaddy
lietus.com     $1,840     NameJet
theultimateworkout.com     $1,690     BuyDomains
paymyday.com     $1,683     Sedo
rollnrock.com     $1,500     BuyDomains

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Tech Startup Congo.io Rebranded As Lawbooth

Tech Startup Congo.io, Congo meaning Continuous Consulting, has recently rebranded as Lawbooth. It ensures an online platform for those looking for legal advice to set up time with an attorney and join for free through video chat.

 

The company began as a school project in an enterprising class at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business in the spring of 2013. During 2014 it was called the Boulder Chamber’s 2014 Venture of the Year. You can find their headquarter at Galvanize’s Boulder campus at 1035 Pearl St. A now five employees company, Congo obtained a $250,000 capital of funding to extend into the rest of the state, across Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver.

 

Why a startup decided to change its name?

 

The idea of having a contest came after co-founders Tyler Cox and Willy Ogorzaly met a serious decision: go via a process of rebranding or pay $750,000 for the Congo.com domain, which was occupied illegally by domain holding company DigiMedia.

 

Therefore, Congo gave individuals the chance to send name recommendations in order to win $1,000. Even if the new name was not chosen from these entries, Ogorzaly and Cox donated the $1,000 reward to choose local charities.

 

Ogorzaly affirmed that they “couldn’t be more excited about our rebrand to Lawbooth.com. It wasn’t a process we initially expected to undergo, but we are happy with the outcome and glad to have saved $750,000 to continue building a platform that will help those in need of legal advice.”

 

As an unique contest demand, participants had to submit only dot-com domain disposable for less than $3,000. It was the perfect match when the co -founders found Lawbooth.com disposable at $1,780.

 

More than pleased Cox declared that their “final decision around the new name didn’t come to us from the contest, but we were very grateful for all of the submissions we received as they contributed to us ultimately finding our new brand name. So instead of keeping the $1,000 for ourselves, we decided to donate it to a few of our favorite nonprofits.”

 

Lawbooth appealed to its upholders to elect how to distribute the donation among four charities: TechStars organized First Codefest, a local event that mates developers and nonprofits to design different cost-excessive tech solutions during a weekend; Charity Water, which constructs wells to give access to fresh drinking water in Third World countries ; Billy Burchard Foundation, which confers grants to organizations searching for anti-cancer therapeutics, especially for pancreatic cancer; and finally Donors Choose, which helps public-school teachers by allowing them to publish demands for resources. Lawbooth agrees to give the amount of money to all four organizations by the end of the year.

 

As a strategy for 2016, Lawbooth intends to extend its offers to cover more attorneys in the Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver zones. To expose their services and meeting schedules on the website, attorneys pay a monthly subscription fee, while users have access to it for free and can pay the attorneys outright.

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Highest Reported Domain Name Sales on February 14th,2016

39392.com was the highest reported domain name sale on February 14th,2016. The domain name changed hands for $5,250.

According to NameBio.com, there were 190 domain name sales on February 1th,2016, totalling $93,524 .

Here are the highest reported domain name sales on February 14th,2016 :

39392.com $5,250 DropCatch
jiuchuang.com $3,810 NameJet
ysh.net $3,451 NameJet
yrx.net $3,431 NameJet
ytb.net $3,420 NameJet
qsx.net $3,352 NameJet
oft.net $2,100 NameJet
nf6.com $1,750 NameJet
wesel.com $1,655 NameJet
202.biz $1,525 GoDaddy
cikm2012.org $1,500 GoDaddy
gothealthcare.com $1,402 GoDaddy
pixelqi.com $1,400 NameJet
telon.com $1,363 GoDaddy
fraq.com $1,250 Flippa
amct.com $1,232 NameJet
fullmoviesfreedownload.com $1,180 GoDaddy
romapizza.com $1,166 NameJet
xmat.com $1,100 NameJet
westlakehomes.com $1,001 NameJet

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.COM Passes 125 Million Domain Registration

Verisign, the company behind .COM extension, reported that the number of .COM domain name registrations passed the 125 million mark.

According to Verisign, there are 125,040,684 .COM domain name registered at the time of writing this article.

On January 1,2016, the company reported 123,963,640 .com domain name registrations. This means, that Verisign gained in the first six weeks of the year over 1 million .com domain name registrations.

At the time of writing this article, Verisign also reported that there are 15,813,984 .NET domain name registered.

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Reviewing NameJet’s Records Over Years

To see the value brought by NameJet’s performance pending December, let’s review the performances over years, with a focus on 2015.

 

NameJet related domain sales that gathered more than $2000 from the mid 2011. The auction platform informed us about the surprisingly small number of 49 domains per month, which pending the first year did not exceed 92. Over time, for 13 times, ¼ of months had over 100 domains, from which 8 happened pending 2015.

 

In other words:

Before 2015 During 2015
Months >100 Domains 11.6 % 66.7%
Domains per Month (Mean) 82.3 142.1

 

The 2015 year was a revelation concerning the domain name sales. From the first month it was established a record of 148 domains. Compared to October 2013 with 131 domains, October 2015 overcame the record with 139 domains. November surprised with 233 domains, still not so much as December, that brought about 383 auctions over $ 2k, boosting three times more the pre-2015 record.

 

Like the number of top-line auctions increased, the same happened with prices. Surprisingly, prices remained the same over years, with only 13 months scoring over $100k, from which 7 were in 2015. To be more precise:

Before 2015 During 2015
Months w/Domain >$100k 13.3% 58.3%
Mean Price $5435 $7220
Monthly Median Price (Mean) $3075 $3229

 

July represented the month when NameJet outran its preceding $175.5k record, due to a $555.1k auction. Still it could not surpass the record from December of $184k, being on 5th overall, right after December.

Before July 2015 Since
Months Totaling > $1M Never 83.3%
Monthly Income (Mean) $447.1k $1.025M

 

If it was to count, there would be approximately 400 domains sold.  Taking into consideration those that categories that most provided overall income (by weight), here is a list.

Classs Count Total by Count by Weight
LLL.com 23 $1.035M 6.0% 34.9%
LLLL.com 142 $589.8k 37.1% 19.9%
LLL.net 89 $325.0k 23.2% 10.9%
LL.net 5 $248.0k 1.3% 8.4%
NNNN.com 6 $183.2k 1.6% 6.2%
Single Words 8 $120.5k 2.1% 4.1%
Brandable 22 $102.ok 5.7% 3.5%
Generic Phrase 16 $77.2k 4.2% 2.6%
5L.com 16 $74.6k 4.2% 2.5%
5N.com 18 $59.6k 4.7% 2.0%
Pinyin 4 $43.6k 1.0% 0.8%
Personal Names 6 $22.4k 1.6% 0.5%
6N.com 5 $13.6k 1.3% 0.4%
NNNN.net 5 $12.2k 1.3% 0.4%
Other Chinese 3 $10.9k 0.8% 0.4%
CCC.com 5 $12.1k 1.3% 0.4%
L-L.com 2 $10.3k 0.5% 0.3%
Misc .ORG/ .INFO 3 $9.9k 0.8% 0.3%
.XYZ 2 $8.3k 0.5% 0.3%
NNN.org 3 $6.2k 0.8% 0.2%

 

Although 1 of 18 auctions was an LLL.com, 3-letter .COMs gathers more than 1/3 of income. Fire and foremost, we are able to inform you how a category’s average resemble with the mean price for December as an entire, by just comparing % by count against % by weight.

 

% by count > % by weight … Category underperforms December’s average
% by count < % by weight … Category surpasses December’s average

 

For instance, 4-letter .COMs represented over 1/3 of NameJet auctions; however, the average LLLL.com price constitued just half NameJet’s overall average, as in LLL.net domains case. Being at record highs does not mean these categories are not sold for less than in other categories. An example are the LL.net domains with an average 6.5 times bigger than NameJet’s December average.

 

328 of these auctions are able to be attributed to China (as well as non-Chinese purchasers impatient to sell to China), remaining just 55 domains non-Chinese. According to a categorization algorithm, it is an overstate. Via a manual inspection the figure will be set by possibly 5% to 15%. It sounds that Chinese-style domains provided 85.6% by count and 88.8% by income.

 

The majority of 5-letter domains pertain to different other categories: single words like Fasts.com and Dowel.com; brandables like GoMax.com and iForm.com; a couple of Pinyin domains; likewise items like Roper.com, which is possible to be a word, surname, or a brandable.

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.TOP Passes One Million Domain Name Registrations

The new gTLD .Top has recently passed one million domain name registrations. At the time of writing this article, there are 1,118,767 .top domain name registrations.

According to ntldstats.com, 421,587 of all registrations come from Chengdu West Dimension Digital Technology Co., Ltd., 228,863 domain name registrations come from eName Technology CO. Ltd, 105,271 domain name registrations come from Jiangsu Bangning Science and technology Co. Ltd., while 65,790     domain registrations come from Alpnames Limited.

There are now 12,611,553 domain names registered across all new gTLDs. Only two new gTLDs have over one million domain name registrations : .XYZ and .TOP, five new gTLDs have over 500,000 registrations : .XYZ , .TOP, .Club, .Wang and .Win and eigth new gTLDs have over 250,000 domain name registrations : .XYZ , .TOP, .Club, .Wang,.Win , .?? (xn--ses554g), .Science and .Link.

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Highest Reported DOmain Name Sales on February 13th 2016

EQV.com was the highest reported domain name sales on February 13th,2016. The domain name changed hands for $47,500.

According to Namebio.com, there were 186 domain name sales on February 13th,2016, totalling $144,425.

Here are the highest reported domain name sales on February 13th,2016 :

eqv.com     $47,500     GoDaddy
vegancookbook.com     $3,816     DropCatch
oishii.com     $3,551     NameJet
qyd.net     $3,510     NameJet
xbx.net     $3,500     GoDaddy
marcio.com     $3,456     DropCatch
gkt.net     $3,450     NameJet
qxz.net     $3,311     NameJet
21636.com     $3,261     GoDaddy
thefool.com     $3,200     NameJet
gowar.com     $2,280     GoDaddy
hlh.cc     $2,100     DropCatch
xtx.cc     $2,050     DropCatch
888230.com     $1,850     GoDaddy
shadowland.com     $1,655     NameJet
goknow.com     $1,626     GoDaddy
93555.net     $1,586     GoDaddy
hayastantv.org     $1,352     GoDaddy
continuumbooks.com     $1,290     NameJet
ye9.com     $1,275     GoDaddy
gameaccessories.com     $1,137     GoDaddy
tastyntasty.com     $1,041     GoDaddy

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